Opened Sep 20, 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Sixty years after its premier on January 3, 1953 in Paris at the Theatre de Babylone, Waiting for Godot is being presented in Yiddish for the first time ever, in a city that has given a home to Yiddish-speaking people and their theatre for over a hundred years. While the play provoked consternation or downright rejection among its first audiences, it has since attained universal acclaim as a quintessential expression of human existence. However, the choice of performing the play in Yiddish demands a different approach than if one were to do the play in French, English, or German.